Category Archives: Internships

Change lives for the better by giving kids with learning difficulties a chance; change your organisation for the better

I want to start with an uncomfortable fact. According to government figures, fewer than 7% of people with learning difficulties in the UK are in paid employment. This compares to 36% of people with disabilities (not that this is anything to shout about). … Continue reading

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Only 7% of students with learning difficulties find employment. What a waste. What an opportunity.

At last week’s TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, the audience was not asked to put their hands in their pockets for the night’s good cause, they were asked to do something much more important. They were asked to give children … Continue reading

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Recruiting graduates with learning difficulties is both possible and good for the business. By Dickens, it’s fair too!

Regular readers might have noticed that nothing riles me more than patently unfair and illogical recruitment practices. Like a modern-day Charles Dickens, I rage against unfairness but not at such great length, you’ll be pleased to hear. I do and … Continue reading

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Gender confidence gap evident amongst first year students

I’m writing this on Transfer Deadline Day, so apologies if I have to break off periodically to announce that an already-rich-as-Croesus footballer has moved from one money-making corporate entity to another, to the immense satisfaction of his agent and the … Continue reading

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Fantastic news about graduate jobs. But…

Put out the flags. There are signs that, at last, the job prospects for our graduates are improving and, being most definitely a glass-half-full bloke, I’m waving my flag with the rest of you. In the excellent annual Summer Survey … Continue reading

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Social mobility. Law firms work together to lead the way

Both AGR and TARGETjobs introduced new awards in the last year to highlight good practice in the area of social mobility recruitment. The AGR award was won by Allen & Overy and there were four law firms on the TARGETjobs … Continue reading

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Big is not beautiful; it’s just different. Small is not ugly; it’s just different. And Vipers are SMEs with fangs.

I was speaking at the AGCAS Graduates into Smaller Businesses Conference yesterday, launching the research that Phil Donnelly (Step) and I have been undertaking with small businesses and undergraduates. I hope you find its satisfyingly positive conclusions as satisfyingly positive … Continue reading

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